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48 CST, 12 Solar Cooker Projects get Extension for Completion

The twelve solar cooker projects will be closed by considering the target achieved till the extended completion date i.e., 31.03.2018. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order for the extension of project completion time of 48 Concentrated Solar Technology (CST) projects and 12 Solar Cooker projects till March 31, this […]

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The GoSun Flow Offers Solar Powered Purifier, Sanitation System

GoSun, a Cincinnati, Ohio based distributed solar products firm has launched what it claims to be the world’s first portable, solar-powered water purification and sanitation system. The US firm hopes to target a large addressable market for effecive and economical solar powered products gradually. The GoSun Flow is small enough to fit into a backpack, […]

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Solar Subsidies. Is It Time To End Them?

Solar subsidies, like every other subsidy before them, had a noble purpose. To encourage, and enable the adoption of solar power, a cleaner power. It also joined a relatively select group of subsidies, by being open to almost every category of consumers for a while, before being restricted lately to the rooftop solar category. However, […]

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There has Been Significant Uptick in Demand for Solar Products: Jatin Patel

I believe that there has been a significant increase in demand for solar energy products. Particularly due to the increasing awareness of the benefits of solar-powered products, affordability and abundance of solar companies in India. The introduction of refined government policies has left a fundamental impact on India’s solar market, by increasing the affordability and […]

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Solar Thermal Industry Seeks Replacement of 18% GST with 5%

Before the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Government of India from 1st of July 2017, many taxes like VAT, Octroi, Service tax have been subsumed into a single tax of GST. The GST has merged under the heading Renewable energy devices & parts for their manufacture all of the earlier solar […]

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Every Household to Get Solar Cooking Facilities in 4-5 Years, says Piyush Goyal

The Union government plans to facilitate every rural household with solar panels, going a step forward, after introducing LPG under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. In order to reduce or entirely eliminate the pollution caused by the cooking in the kitchens, the Centre is planning to give solar cooking facilities that will carry induction oven for […]

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International Solar Alliance, India’s Brainchild is Powerful Catalyst

The alliance will provide these nations a voice and act as a platform to share experiences and narrow technological gaps through cooperation and increased engagement between Governments, businesses and the citizenry. On March 11, the heads of around 40 countries came in India for the first official summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a […]

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Nepal Government to Buy Locally Produced Solar Power at Rs 7.30 Per Unit

Nepal Electricity Authority has already decided to purchase the solar power from individual households and connect it to the national grid. The Nepal government plans to buy domestically produced solar power at Rs 7.30 per unit. Nepal Electricity Authority has already decided to purchase the solar power from individual households and connect it to the […]

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Haryana govt. exempts solar devices from VAT to encourage manufacturing in the state

Solar devices exempted from VAT includes solar lanterns, solar home systems, stand-alone street lighting systems, solar water heating systems, solar water pumping systems, solar cooker boxes and dish type, solar chargers or inverters and solar photovoltaic modules. The Haryana government has exempted solar devices, equipment or parts used in installation of solar power projects from […]

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